VU7W Laccadive

Yuris YL2GM is the DX engine of the VU7W expedition, which will last until April 29 2023. It is not easy to choose halfway around the world with 100 kg of luggage and assemble all the antennas and still broadcast. At the same time, he has seven crosses on his back!

VU7W has on KV s EFHW antenna and spiderbeam plus 3-element yagi antenna on 6m. It has available Yaesu FT-710 and two SunSDR2 Pro plus SPE Expert 1.3K-FA amplifier. however, it cannot be tuned in the upper bands, since the spiderbeam is relatively low above the roof and shows worse PSV.

His QTH is on Kavaratti Island IOTA AS – 011. QSL via YL2GN, ClubLog OQRS, LOTW. More on


Laccadive, officially known as Lakshadweep, is a small set of islands, which is located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India. It consists of 36 coral islands, of which 10 are inhabited. The islands are known for their unforgettable beaches, crystal clear sea and an excellent diving spot. The Laccadive Islands are home to many endangered marine species, including dolphins and turtles. This place also has a rich history, as it was once part of the influential kingdoms, including Calicut and Kananur. Today, the Laccadive Islands are a popular tourist destination, which offers its visitors an exotic holiday with the opportunity to discover local culture, traditional cuisine and natural beauty.



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